There are so many inner roads to self transformation. I’ve taken many over the years, and then I found my own magic beans. I cultivated a few powerful practices that have become invaluable to me.
I teach the programming, my thinking mind, to create the habit of looking to the Reality of any circumstance, even if I have to squint to see it. The mind instead jumps ahead and formulates its own beliefs. Those unnoticed, unquestioned thoughts and beliefs then proceed to drag me face down over the bumpy road they created. You know, until I wake up.
Noticing, of course, is the magic bean. It’s your lifeline. It’s everything.
Once you notice there are really 2 of everything here in this place of duality, the mind can wake up to the possibility of what really happened (Reality) vs. the mind’s version of what happened (the story).
I’ve noticed that once “I”, the thinking mind, wakes up to its own version of anything vs. Reality, it doesn’t like it. The mind got used to running the show. It has 2 priorities, and the real me is not one of them. The mind only wants to perpetuate mental activity and polish its mind-made identity. No, I’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing. I’ve noticed that it just is, and it’s not personal. It’s just what the programming does.
And when I do not cultivate the habit of noticing not only what the mind says, but more importantly what it does, I ultimately suffer.
That’s definitely not a bad thing. I see that when life squeezes me it’s only, always, because I’m not seeing the Reality of the situation, but the mind’s version of it. The mind is believing its own misunderstandings and Life will be at the ready to save me. Life never fails to come to my rescue.
I’ve also noticed that if necessary the Universe will smack me awake. If that doesn’t work, the Universe is not opposed to yanking the rug out from under me or turning my world upside down. You know, until I wake up. The tactics are equal to my level of unconsciousness.
Once the programming started noticing those tough love tactics, it had a good incentive to make an effort to stay Awake. I wrote a book about the 4 practices I do that always kick me back into play. I share them across social media in memes that I create, blog posts, articles and even sometimes, videos. My message of how to live Authentically is that important. Why? Because here in this place we call life, suffering really is optional.
I am grateful to all the Pointers, the people before me who have been using their words to point to the Truth until my mind started to actually see, instead of just say. I pass it forward everyday, in some way. It’s that important. It’s that important that you know that you have the ability to not only wake up FROM this dream, but the ability to wake up IN this dream. And that’s when the magic begins.
Notice. Just wordlessly notice.
~You are meant for amazing things.~
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